Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Beyond Sad

The above is a video of the last journey of the spacecraft Endeavour.

The shuttle was - and still  is - one of the greatest monuments to mankind's desire to learn, to discover, to understand.

Better it had burned up in re-entry than be dragged through the streets of Los Angeles and be jammed into a hastily-tacked together tin box. where it will gather dust and be noted only occasionally by historians.

If I had tears, I would cry.

But I do understand now why Howard Hughes wanted to save his greatest accomplishment  for future generations.

Little did he know that future generations would not give a damn about his incredible flying lumber yard.

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